What do we celebrate on Independence Day? We are celebrating our independence from the oppressive British Empire in 1776, and the creation of the freest nation ever to exist: The United States of America!
One of the founding documents of the American Republic, the Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. Thomas Jefferson was chosen to write the original draft of the Declaration of Independence, which Congress edited to produce the final version. The Declaration was a formal explanation of why Congress had voted on July 2, 1776, to declare independence from Great Britain, more than a year after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War. The document announced that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a newly formed independent nation, the United States of America, and no longer a part of the British Empire.
The Declaration justified the independence of the United States by listing colonial grievances against King George III, and by asserting certain natural and legal rights, including a right of revolution. After ratifying the text on July 4, 1776, Congress issued the Declaration of Independence in several forms. Thomas Jefferson’s original draft, complete with changes made by John Adams and Benjamin Franklin, and Jefferson’s notes of changes made by Congress, are preserved at the Library of Congress. The best known version of the Declaration, a signed copy that’s regarded as the official document, is displayed at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. This engrossed copy was ordered by Congress on July 19, 1776, and signed primarily on August 2, 1776.
A BRIEF HISTORY —
Fleeing the volatile political environment in England, some religious groups went to Holland because of its religious tolerance. One of the groups held religious beliefs similar to Calvinists, and another group were Puritans. The Calvinists were Separatists who believed their differences with the Church of England were irreconcilable and that their worship should be organized independently and separately from the traditions and organization of a central church. The Puritans maintained their membership in, and allegiance to, the Church of England. By the end of the 15th century, the separatist Calvinists were concerned with losing their English cultural identity by remaining in Holland. They also feared eventual extinction, since their children were being corrupted by Holland’s liberal ways, even though they had religious freedom.
The Calvinists were able to make arrangements to establish a new colony in the British territory of North America. In 1619, they obtained a land patent. The charter was granted with the king’s condition that the group’s religion would not receive official recognition. They established a colony in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620, becoming the second successful English settlement (after the founding of Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607). The Calvinists became known as the Pilgrims.
Numerous English colonies were established in North America between 1606 and 1670. Individuals and companies were granted commercial charters by King James I, King Charles I, Parliament, and King Charles II to found and run settlements there. The first such permanent settlement was founded at Jamestown. The Virginia Native Americans had established settlements long before the English settlers arrived, and there were an estimated 14,000 natives in the region. Their chief sought to resettle the English colonists from Jamestown to another location and expected them to become members of his Confederacy. Other settlers, both English and German, did join the Powhatans.
The Jamestown settlement was managed by the Virginia Company. In 1624 the Virginia Company’s charter was revoked and direct control of Virginia was assumed by the crown, resulting in the founding of the Colony of Virginia.
Fleeing from religious persecution would become the motive of many English to risk the dangerous voyage to North America. In 1634, Maryland was founded as a haven for Roman Catholics. In 1636, Rhode Island was founded as a colony tolerant of all religions. In 1639, Connecticut was founded for Congregationalists. The Province of Carolina was founded in 1663. England gained control of the Dutch colony of New Netherland in 1664, renaming it New York. In 1681, the colony of Pennsylvania was founded. In 1732, the colony of Georgia was founded.
Ultimately the British colonies would number 13: Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts Bay, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, Province of New York, Province of North Carolina, and Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. The states of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey were formed by mergers of previous colonies.
The colonies had very similar political, constitutional and legal systems, and were dominated by Protestant English-speakers. As part of the British Empire, the colonies engaged in numerous wars against France, but by 1763 France was no longer a threat. Most of their external connections were with Britain until the 1750s, when they began collaborating with each other at the Albany Congress of 1754 to demand protection of their traditional rights as Englishmen, especially the principle of “no taxation without representation“. Soon, other grievances and incidents began piling up against Great Britain.
In 1765, the British Government established the Stamp Act. This required revenue stamps, or taxes, to pay for British troops. Nine of the American colonies held a Stamp Act Congress in New York and adopted a Declaration of Rights against taxation without representation, Approximately six months later, in 1766, the Stamp Act was repealed.
In 1767, more taxes were added to goods in American colonies by the British Government when the Townshend Acts were enacted. All taxes were repealed within three years, including taxes on glass, painter’s lead, and paper. The tax on tea, however, was not repealed.
In 1770, the Boston Massacre occurred when British troops fired into a Boston mob that was demonstrating against British troops at the customs commission. The first patriot killed was Crispus Attucks, a fugitive slave and merchant seaman near the front of the mob. Four more patriots were killed, among the 40 – 50 patriots in the mob. This event was later referred to as the first battle in the American Revolution, which began in 1775. A month after the Boston Massacre occurred, the Townshend Acts establishing taxes on goods were repealed by the British parliament. The tax on tea remained in effect as a way for the prime minister and parliament to show their supremacy.
In 1772, the American Revolution began when Samuel Adams organized the Committee of Correspondence, a forerunner to the union of the colonies. The meeting was held in Boston, and later repeated throughout the American colonies.
In November 1773, the first organized meeting of colonists occurred in Boston. The purpose was to decide what to do about the tea problem after the first ship arrived at the wharf in Boston. Approximately three weeks later, on December 16, 1773, Bostonians led by Josiah Quincy and Samuel Adams discussed the new British tax on tea and subsequently boarded three ships in the nearby harbor, tossing the 342 chests of tea overboard. The Boston Tea Party caused Parliament to close the port of Boston and pushed the American colonies one step closer to war. The American colonists became upset upon learning that England allowed the English East India Company to ship surplus tea to America at low cost. They resented one company controlling the tea trade, as well as the British government taxing the colonies without their consent.
Three months later, in March 1774, British Parliament closed the port of Boston in response to the Boston Tea Party. In June, the Intolerable Acts and the curtailment of Massachusetts self-rule were enacted by the British government. The Acts included the reestablishment of the Quartering Act, requiring colonists to allow British soldiers into their homes. This led to the Third Amendment of the Constitution, which states, “No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.”
The First Continental Congress was held from September thru October 1774, in Philadelphia. The purpose was to protest the Intolerable Acts. The Congress, attended by all American colonies except Georgia, petitioned King George to stop the new regulations on Massachusetts, and called for civil disobedience and boycotts of British goods by the American Association. No concessions were made by the King or English parliament. At the same time, George Mason and George Washington formed the Fairfax County Militia Association, which was independent of British control. It consisted of no more than one hundred men.
In February 1775, the British government declared Massachusetts in rebellion. The following month, Patrick Henry addressed the Virginia House of Burgesses, where he decreed, “Give me Liberty or Give me Death.” His speech was often credited with convincing Virginia to permit Virginia troops to enter the Revolutionary War. The crowd reacted to Henry’s speech with fervent cries, “To Arms! To Arms!”
On April 18, 1775, the American Revolutionary War began. Two lanterns were hung from the steeple of the Old North Church as Paul Revere and William Dawes rode through the night, warning patriots that the British were coming to Concord to destroy arms. The next day, during armed resistance, eight Minutemen were killed at Lexington, but the British sustained 273 casualties on their return from Concord. The British were trying to seize ammunition supplies and arrest patriot leaders. The colonists had been gathering arms and powder for months in case it became necessary to fight the British. Even after the patriots battles at Lexington and Concord, the majority of Americans were undecided whether war or reconciliation was the best course of action. Two months later, the Continental Congress appointed George Washington commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, and sent him to Boston to take charge of the ragtag militia there.
In January 1776, Thomas Paine published his pamphlet “Common Sense,” touting the ability and right of America to create a democratic and free nation. Paine, an English writer, won public support for the cause of American independence from Britain with the sale of hundreds of thousands of copies. Thomas Jefferson received a copy of “Common Sense,” and approved of it.
On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress of the United States of America approved the Declaration of Independence. The main theme of the Declaration was the notion that man had the natural right to change or overthrow the government that denied their rights. Four days later, the Declaration of Independence was proclaimed publicly for the first time outside the Province House in Philadelphia, later to be called Independence Hall.
The American Revolutionary War officially ended on September 3, 1783, with the signing of the peace treaty in Paris, France, known as the “Treaty of Paris,” although British troops began leaving the United States a year earlier. In January 1784, Congress ratified the final peace treaty between Great Britain and the United States. By the end of the year, trade between Great Britain and the United States had resumed.
AMERICA 239 YEARS LATER — HAS ANYTHING CHANGED?
The Declaration of Independence was an explanation of why the Continental Congress had voted for independence from Great Britain, and listed the grievances of the colonies against their ruler King George III. The colonists had previously tried to reach a peaceful resolution of their differences with Great Britain, but had been ignored each time by King George III. They felt their only option was to declare their independence. Some of the grievances are listed below. Are any of those grievances relevant today?
Then and Now — Not Much Difference!
|He has made judges dependent on his will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.||Obama met privately with Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts on January 14, 2009, a week before he was sworn into office. At the time, there were several cases pending in the Supreme Court challenging Obama's eligibility to be president.|
|He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.||Obama appointed 38 czars in his administration that answer directly to him. Most of these positions duplicate positions already established by law, and only a couple were confirmed by the Senate.
The Obama Admin has issued regulations that cost businesses $80 billion a year to comply with. That's on top of costs associated with regulations issued by previous administrations. Some estimates say the annual cost for businesses to comply with regulations is $1.5 trillion. Some of this cost is passed to customers in the form of higher prices for goods and services.
|He has affected to render the military independent of, and superior to, the civil power.|
|He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution and unacknowledged by our laws, giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:||Secretary of State Kerry signs the UN Arms Trade Treaty, which will be used to disarm citizens|
|For imposing taxes on us without our consent;||According to Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber the Obama Admin was able to pass taxes associated with Obamacare due to the stupidity of the American people. Obama wants to implement the UN's carbon tax to fight the non-existent problem of climate change, at a cost of $100 billion a year.|
|For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments;|
|He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burned our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.||Obama is "destroying the lives of our people in many ways", such as the work force participation is the lowest in 36 years; 52 million Americans (20% of the population) receive some form of government assistance each month; he signed the Monsanto Protection Act so Monsanto could continue killing the population through GMO food and RoundUp weed killer|
|He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation, and tyranny already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation.||Foreign troops training on American soil under the direction of the UN has been going on for years. What could they possibly be training for?|
|He has excited domestic insurrection among us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes, and conditions.||The 2014 riots in Ferguson, MO, following a police shooting, were provocateured by the FBI and DHS, and financed by one of the chief puppetmasters of the NWO, George Soros! What do you think the chances are that other riots following police shootings also begin this way?|
|In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms; our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.||Is it really any different today?|
TODAY IN AMERICA —
In a nation that the Supreme Court ruled was a Christian nation, in 1931 and 1952, Christian prayers are not allowed in schools; but if you’re a Muslim, special accommodations are made so you can pray up to five times a day.
In a nation that 76% of the population believes is a Christian nation, and 71% of the population defines itself as Christian, why must Christian values and beliefs be eradicated to accommodate an intolerant 4% of the population (homosexual marriage) and less than 1% of the population (Muslims)?
Today in America we have a Marxist for a president, who is not Constitutionally eligible to be president, and apparently is a British citizen as well. He is also a puppet president, as several presidents before him have been.
The usurper in the White House is insisting America must be a part of the Trans Pacific Partnership and two other “trade” agreements. All of the trade agreements contain sections that transfer American sovereignty to foreign corporations. It is treason to harm or destroy the sovereignty of a nation. Yet, Congress passed legislation authorizing the usurper to sign trade agreements, which is their responsibility according to the Constitution. Why is it acceptable to propose treasonous legislation, and then approve it?
Our borders are invaded on a daily basis by illegal aliens, even though the Constitution says the federal government is to provide each state a Republican form of government and protect the states from invasion. What happens? Citizens must assimilate to the illegal alien culture and way of life, as they turn America into the third world countries they left behind. The Border Patrol only apprehends about one-third of people illegally crossing into America, so who knows how many people are illegally entering America, and for what purpose.
Secret societies are close to having a stranglehold on America, as the insidious enemy patiently and invisibly increases control over America and the rest of the world at an ever-quickening pace.
The Bilderberg Group chooses the American president every four years, as they have for several decades. It also controls the National Security Adviser to the president.
The Council on Foreign Relations controls the State Department. That’s why we constantly hear about America on the verge of another war. It’s not America that wants war, it’s the globalists that control America through the secret societies that want war to increase their already massive wealth. It’s even mentioned in the Bible: “For the love of money is the root of all evil . . .” (1 Timothy 6:10). Globalists have no loyalty to any nation or religion. They are completely amoral.
The U. S. military is controlled by NATO, the army of the United Nations.
A study conducted by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security reveals that law enforcement agencies in the United States are more concerned about “anti-government extremists” than al-Qaeda or ISIS inspired terrorism. White Americans are the biggest terror threat in the United States, having killed more people in attacks than Muslims or any other group in the last 14 years, according to a new study.
The research, conducted by the New America Foundation (a NWO org), examined the 26 attacks on US soil defined as acts of terror since 9/11, and found that 19 of those attacks were committed by non-Muslims. Since the September 11 atrocity, 48 people have been killed by extremists who are not Muslim, compared to 26 killed by people who claimed to be jihadists. The non-Muslim groups included right-wing, racist, and anti-government organizations. Why didn’t they include the September 11 attack. Would that have ruined their propaganda that white Americans are the biggest terror threat in America?
“Law enforcement agencies in the United States consider anti-government violent extremists, not radicalized Muslims, to be the most severe threat of political violence that they face,” the report explains. “They perceive violent extremism to be a much more severe threat nationally than the threat of violent extremism in their own jurisdictions.”
So-called “anti-government violent extremism” linked to “right-wing ideologies “ heads up the list at nearly 74 percent, followed by al-Qaeda inspired violent extremism at 39 percent. Environmental, racist and “anti-capitalist” violent extremism rank low.
Following the church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, House Democrats demanded the Obama administration issue an “updated assessment” on the dangers posed by “violent right-wing extremist groups” and provide the Department of Homeland Security with more resources to deal with the supposed threat.
Reps. Keith Ellison (D-MN) (CFR and Communist) and Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) (Communist) circulated a letter addressed to Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson criticizing the DHS for allocating “a disproportionate amount of money and manpower” toward Islamic extremism while “failing to devote adequate resources to violent right-wing extremism.”
A similar report issued last year by the Police Executive Research Forum reached identical results. It states that of 382 law enforcement agencies, 74 percent reported anti-government extremism as one of the top three terrorist threats in their jurisdiction while 39 percent listed al-Qaeda extremism as a threat. Only three percent identified the threat from Muslim extremists as severe, compared with 7 percent for anti-government and other forms of extremism.
In August of 2014 the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a University of Maryland project funded by the Department of Homeland Security, designated the sovereign citizen movement as the number one domestic terrorist threat in America. “The 2013-14 study results show that law enforcement’s top concern is sovereign citizens. Although Islamic extremists remain a major concern for law enforcement, they are no longer their top concern,” the START report states.
Yet, on February 26, 2015, the FBI director released a report saying ISIS is in all 50 states.
In a nation that happened to have been created by white people, we have useful idiots of the New World Order shaming us for being white people. Ironically, these white people created a country where its citizens can be anything they want to be, including useful idiots.
The New World Order is trying to start a race war so they can pretend to save us if we accept the New World Order as our rescuer.
In 1994, David Rockefeller, a leader in the New World Order and co-founder of the Trilateral Commission said, “”We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis…and the nations will accept the New World Order.” Three years before, in 1991, Henry Kissinger, former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Advisor said, at a Bilderberg Group conference, “Today, America would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order. Tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told that there were an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by the World Government”.
These statements were made more than 20 years ago! Do we currently have an “outside threat from beyond”?
The government created a never-ending war on terror so they could spy on citizens through wire-tapping their phone conversations, reading their emails, and photographing the front and back of mail sent through the post office. Under the guise of identifying foreign terrorists trying to harm Americans, the real target is the American people. The FBI has even admitted that with all their new surveillance powers authorized by the Patriot Act following 9/11, they have not stopped any acts of terrorism!
The TSA, also created after 9/11 to stop terrorists from boarding airplanes and taking control of them, continually harasses, humiliates, and sexually molests citizens before they can board an airplane. Yet, according to a report, they miss weapons 95% of the time!
In 2012, then CIA Director David Petraeus, a retired 4-star Army general, said that as more and more personal and household devices connect to the internet, which provide a treasure trove of data, the spy community will be able to intercept in real time what a “person of interest” is doing. As an example, if you have a “smart home,” you’d be sending tagged, geolocated data that a spy agency could intercept when you use the lighting app on your phone to adjust your living room’s ambiance.
In 2013, a federal judge reaffirmed the Obama Administration policy that citizens within 100 miles of a border are eligible for a police check.
One in five Americans receives government assistance each month. Most beneficiaries of these programs are dependent on them for up to four years. Between 2004 and 2012, recipients increased by 25%.
Is this freedom? Is this why our Founding Fathers declared their independence from an oppressive ruler and fought and died to create a land where everyone could enjoy their God-given rights?
This is the state of America today. Is this what you think of when you think about what America is and represents? Or, is this what you think it would be like if America were occupied by a foreign power that is systematically destroying everything America stands for, and what it means to be an American?
Independence Day 2015 — Are we still the land of the free and home of the brave, or are we the land of the oppressed and home of the downtrodden?
Source Materials —
Ted Flynn, Hope of the Wicked – The Master Plan to Rule the World (MaxKol Communications, Inc., 2000)